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i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues the obvious father i'm simply thankful that my son is safe and free the father of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden arrives at moscow's sheremetyevo airport way son spent five weeks in france before receiving asylum. just minutes after landing i asked mr snowden what's the plan for his first ever visit to russia find out what he said in just a few moments. libya's prime minister is reportedly released just a few hours after being kidnapped by a man in tripoli and also. the biggest terrorist in the world. never grow. rich with. american intellectual noam chomsky talks to us about what's driving global politics
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and the controversial role of the us. two pm thursday afternoon here in moscow a very good afternoon to you for me kevin and if you just joined us this is. the father of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden is in moscow and hopes to see is son for the first time since russia granted him asylum and snowden staying at undisclosed location reportedly under heavy security and. an office among the first to speak to long snowden about his plans. pool waiting for him right at the entrance to the v.a.b. a launch off the airport where we're standing now this is his first time in russia of course i had to ask him what's the plan for the first city office visit i mr coote arena's guest and i am very thankful for his hospitality and. i am
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going to follow mr coo trainers advice. that will determine where my day and if the opportunity presents itself i certainly hope that i'll have an opportunity to see my son clearly mr snowden leaning on. this family lawyer who's been representing and counseling his son edward here in russia he did to say that he's hoping to meet him but apparently even he right now doesn't know whether or not that will be possible not to mention the why and the where since the only thing we know about edward snowden is location is that he's somewhere in a safe area in a safe place in russia father did. come to moscow in august there's lots of speculation over why that didn't happen including for security reasons he son edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor arrives to be the transit zone now for me it's about airport in june
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he's wanted in the u.s. after a leaking thousands of documents providing details of how u.s. services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world he was granted temporary asylum by a russian officials but now as we've also heard from his father even though his family is not sure whether or not he'll ever be able to come back to the u.s. . providing legal counsel to edward snowden said he snowden's father were followed from the airport he also revealed it's a job offers are pouring in from the n.s.a. whistleblower and keep up to date will latest developments today dotty dot com of course as well. the ongoing u.s. government shutdown caused by wrangling over the budget's been affecting foreign policy with president obama canceling his four nation asian to the last saturday secretary state john kerry warned that the u.s. won't be able to sustain its goals abroad if the deadlock continues to this and now
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i spoke to one of america's most prominent political analysts and linguist known chomsky who outlawed where he sees as the shortcomings of u.s. foreign policy. chops on the faculty at mit and i'm. getting more and more heavily involved in every war activities for the last few years i think are writer linguists cognitive scientists and non-conformist for decades. the research very very serious people. are. now in chomsky's work that goes well beyond the walls of the massachusetts institute of technology the author of over one hundred books has long been debating the other side of us foreign policy and it is going to set policies and special interests in certain place decided most will never hear the press responded because nothing is straightforward with the powerful let's just say get over it because. we
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want to we we have for sure the world but for the present chomsky invited our two to sit down with him in boston to discuss some of today's passing global it seems they began with iran and hopes of a new u.s. policy tomsky is pessimistic. last december there was supposed to be an international conference in finland to carry forward longstanding efforts to establish. as own free of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in the middle east didn't happen first thing that happened israel announced they wouldn't participate. then everyone was waiting to see what was interesting was waiting to see what iran would say iran's said they would participate with no conditions immediately obama called off the time for. giving the reasons which are the official israeli reasons
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can't have a conference until this regional peace settlement of course in the background there can't be a regional peace settlement until the us and israel stop blocking the international consensus and israel palestine agreement as they are doing. so no meeting people in the united states have done very almost nothing about it for a very simple reason not a word about this is appeared in the american press literally. arms control journals are international affairs struggles are and articles that i write things up with the presses so no pressure on syria chomsky says getting rid of chemical weapons is a good first step but not enough great opportunities are being missed during the michael weapons are not there just for fun they were there was
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a time to really. see. so there's a broader reason for the. weapons of mass destruction and so on in the middle east with the steelers blocking for the same reason so this is a partial. good in itself rather. than the broader. not being pursued we also talked about one of the most pursued men in the world chomsky doesn't buy edward snowden is a threat to u.s. national security the security is almost always relevant but its security of the government from its own population that's the security concern genuine security like security of the population. and very low. and drones according to chomsky are
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a direct threat to america. you know those were four of the biggest killers you. never wrote. which would. prove them or it's generating. from the highest levels of truth. written. create and. thank you very much for your time for inviting us to your office here and i see that with noam chomsky and i mean it's in our way for our team. gave plenty more insight into how the u.s. operates domestically and abroad if you'd like to hear more of what he had to say altie dot com you'll find a full interview there. with the day's developing stories libya's prime minister. has reportedly been freed just a few hours after being abducted by government in tripoli he's claimed in
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a tweet it was all part of an attempt to get him to resign let's get speed almost felt true is in cairo how the bell these developments just through conflicting reports about his brief disappearance what more do we know today. well absolutely as you say he has just been released up he was taken this morning from the corinthia hotel in tripoli by armed gunmen there are conflicting reports rebels have come forward and claim that they were behind the attack which was a retaliation they said first supposed to be an involvement in a u.s. special forces raid which took libyan al qaeda suspect. libby was implemented in bombing u.s. embassies back in one thousand nine hundred ninety however there are also reports that he may have been taken because he was actually going to be arrested it's a government faction within the ministry of interior so it's not clear exactly right he was taken what happened to him for those few hours he was in detention we do know however that he is alive and well but it really is just another example of how two years on from the ouster of gadhafi the country is really struggling to
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deal with these rebel groups these islamist militant groups that control part of the country. because more thought sort of this brief an unexplained reduction of liberals talk to or to contribute should return he's on the line from london should just a few hours off are probably being kidnapped libya's prime minister is released what do you think it was all about. well john kerry the secretary of state the u.s. sector say didn't help at the sidelines of that summit saying yes the libyan government helped and aided the kidnapping or is it an arrest of a live be variously his al libbi from the so-called al qaeda that didn't help and yeah the prime minister didn't have a very good morning but then millions of libyans didn't have a very good morning either because the sounds of gunshots and gangsterism continue and have continued since the so-called major success and one should add that it was
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only six weeks ago that the e.u. on boy was shot at outside between the tripoli. to focus in a little clearer it was the rebel kidnappings you think earlier today. there is no government in libya when the u.k. defense secretary said after the assassination of moammar gadhafi that u.k. businessmen should pack their bags for the great oil revenue that was going there is no government partly because the oil sector is in such chaos with de facto partition of various kinds between the west eastern and central libya oil production down two hundred fifty thousand barrels a day off to read one point four million barrels a day normally in the past hour or so something within the hour that the prime minister was deemed kidnapped brant futures rose one percent without that oil
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revenue there will continue to be no government and oil reserves are running out so the prime minister. is in trouble his own interior minister resigned recently saying he's not exerting any control over the in order to law and order an oil that will walk out with this so-called government even exists in a few months when he was questioned over their security and you know begs the question i was even possible to the country's top official with nobody ever to play where he's going over what he's up. well of course the american media were up when they were in uproar about the assassination of the u.s. ambassador one of the worst u.s. diplomatic attacks on embassador for decades so get the security doesn't exist and in this vacuum that nature was created in one of what should be one of the most prosperous countries in africa we have the we have al-qaeda so-called al-qaeda
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rearing its head and the blowback continues the idea that british foreign secretary william hague he was helping the prime minister by calling for the immediate release would be lawful bill if it wasn't so tragic and so the security situation continues to deteriorate some people saying that only safe could after you of course as far as we know is still under detention detention could try and attempt to reunite the country and create some sort of civic society because that is breaking down islam is taking control and on its western borders we have the situation as it has it goes out of control across those borders to algeria and so forth and we mustn't forget of course that nature backed al-qaeda fighters will be coming up to shore up the civilian leadership just with these
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rebels so another great major success. of my london newsroom and i appreciate it. coming up still time to drop the sanctions western companies look to exploit any full between washington and tehran by moving into iran whose markets amid hopes of lifting your first tough restrictions against around we got more not in a few minutes. ok james. expects to strike.
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the united states is in discussion with of. for a bilateral security agreement which would. mandate and allow for a significant number of u.s. troops to review team in six to seven bases that are being prepared for them to to use you in two thousand and fourteen they would obviously have a very restricted operation mandate but they would still be there for purposes of training and perhaps to some kind of got into and ballast to the security forces on the stand itself. in a shoebox mizzen be a great governments draft budget is assuming the economy will slowly start to pick up next year but there are many who doubt there will be a return to growth. unemployment for october is expected to reach
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a new record with around twenty eight percent of job and national cost cutting could drive that even a higher result he's on to pharma reports next. there was a time when the bay of the rim just north of athens could only support a small fishing community but the arrival of the lark a smelting plant on its banks changed all that i employing a thousand strong workforce for decades however its days could now be numbered the government is considering closing it as part of radical cutbacks and workers turn up fearing what lies ahead. now by going any worker imagine his future without work i live here i was raised here my grandfather worked here so how can i imagine my future without this plant. largo's commercial manager gave me a tall image begriming flames he pointed out the plant is among the biggest and most modern in europe a recent slump in profits he says is the result of
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a short term plunge in the price of nickel and the government's doubling of the price of electricity closure in his eyes is not an option he wants privatization it is money making machine that when you. meet. one side you let it all go no government is good. business but. that. we want to be private. but we want it to be for over there is a good way then as it is. the greek government has tough choices to make to meet i.m.f. bailout conditions it has to x. four thousand public sector jobs and reduce the salaries of twenty five thousand more by the end of the year in the meantime workers at larkin who have rallied and
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handed their own plan to be i.m.f. who they believe is wrong to question the plant's viability. or we can prove the i.m.f. is wrong this factory is profitable and has a future and we have made a plan to counter the lies and tell the truth. the future of this plant will also determine the fate of the surrounding economy and that's because around twenty thousand people are employed in industries that either supply or service it including this port disappears those jobs. across the water the people have quietly go back their business not only has lark created jobs it spawned a community generations have lived and worked here the burning question is for how much longer andry farmer r.t. . in a lecture given in london hungary's prime minister criticized the e.u. for losing its optimism confidence and lacking a clear image of the future viktor orban called on member nations to push forward
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their own policies while praising the way his own country has reformed recently artist laura smith i asked him why he was speaking out against brussels them. when picked to oban hungary controversal prime minister gave a talk at chatham house in prague of journalists and members of the institute he started its new mexico water i am hungry area peace that we have a unique and we produced more history that we can possibly manage it so is it by telling the story of hungary its relationship with the european union first the stories of the sort of on the table land of promise and opportunity but increasingly he said hungary and see a european union which is on the scene and unclear where it's going in the future politically that hungary still has very positive feelings about being a member of european union but the only thing which opens up an opportunity for renewal and we generation of the institutions in his country as soon he says that
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things cannot go order as they all didn't sneak let's the differences between the e.u. countries he was very clear about saying no new reason members should have the right to dictate their own economic policy with three of. the all the g. and a knowledge the diversity between them at this concept of patriotism and nationhood still exists inside the european union when i also am about the risks of doing movements to bring sinister policy with regards to do you feel you came. first by praful the political and economic integration he was very clear about his own political isolation in them or don't be strongly related to success. if hungary if you have a successful country slipping up isolated if you. it's all bad news day his push to politically differentiate hungary from the rest of europe is an experiment in the
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forestry and hungry that make a perfect gift for us. will use a brief time in china's financial center shanghai doesn't. close by flooding toys. brought with it the highest single day of rainfall for half a century roach and houses were inundated in the storm caused power failures in rivers to overflow schools and factories have been suspended and some residents had nothing to eat or drink in at least seven million people across china have been affected. but lynne's gone through a dazzling transformation meantime a festival of lights in the german capital's illuminated his most famous landmarks building streets and squares international local art is gathered for the annual event that's taking place for the ninth time the festivals become part of a global illumination circuit which includes displays in the all sydney and moscow . iran of the u.s. recently signaled a thaw in political relations and many are now hoping avert an easing of the tough
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sanctions against iran could follow but one area that is thriving regardless is iran's automobile industry around produces one point six million vehicles a year actually making at least thirteenth biggest car manufacturer in the world the industry accounts for ten percent of the country's g.d.p. and despite a ban on shipping parts some of the most popular persia and render models are still made in iran and the country produces its own cars based on french designs no official business though is of course possible between the u.s. and iran until sanctions are lifted but american companies like auto maker general motors have already reportedly moving in to secure their positions as opposed to george melbourne no he's a journalist for the french to figure out a newspaper he's been closely following the industry he believes the u.s. is preparing the ground to take over iran's markets. i think already there of been . secret contacts between us for ns and iranian counterparts in order to talk. to and dissipate
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a political deal between iran and the united states mainly these contacts. in the automobile sector and fortunately for us in france we are the brother the last one even tried to to to go to iran because for the last the last years france was extremely active in the in the fighting against the iran from is exerting a lot of pressure you know for the last twenty years the u.s. where outside from iran and the the french businessmen i do quite a good position in iran to pose or know the equator or to me automobile sector and now they're afraid that these all these years of the force will be cleaned by the new deal which will happen between us and iran for sure that the european companies will be more probably losers in this kind of agreement the us government shutdowns
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affecting many thousands but not the employees of essential federal services which includes drug enforcement agents america's been engaged in a war on drugs since the one nine hundred seventy is costing the taxpayer billions of dollars a year let's say looks on the news war there are questions that over the economic sense behind this fight according to the latest numbers over the last forty years is cause washington at least one trillion dollars despite all america's efforts in the years between ninety ninety and two thousand and seven the average price of heroin cocaine and cannabis has fallen by around eighty percent and not only of the drugs become cheaper but the purities reason we split it down were from the international center for science and drug policy he says the u.s. war on drugs is following the wrong strategies. given the billions that has been spent over the past two decades in particular on the war on drugs and just the increasing volume of drug seizures over this time it's surprising that these trends towards lower prices increasing through the year so start at present you know i
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don't think there is a lot of interest in moving towards more effective approaches i would suggest that you know it doesn't matter what you do to try to contain this market when it's worth three hundred fifty billion a year globally it's going to be incredibly difficult to to constrain it but instead i think what needs to be happening is a movement by governments by international bodies like the united nations towards using metrics that you know are more focused on reducing demand for drugs rather than trying to you know continue on this costly and ill fated attempt at reducing supply. thanks for being with us this lunchtime it's twenty five minutes past tonight mosco off the break james brown finds it tough proving he's man enough to join russia's commandos in training does a good job for now. you
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know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four years no he said new york obviously he is trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech in which he also warned the world about the threat of a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c.
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article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion. to be. stories houston. faces changing. the picture.
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from around the globe. to. the russian paratroop regiment small is nobody. will push you harder than you've ever been pushed in your life. they say once upon. a many of the conscripts like to remind them. that's all. you see you want to. dress right. dress right. attention. and
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come back many of us on my count by division. one. three. four my new regiment another a cease fire is heavily focused on combat training and every day we're out on the square. fighting drills at the moment we work individually but it won't be too long before we're facing off against each other. it's the elite. station a real man has to be ahead of everyone to be the best or the one i think that the paratroopers of the greatest. just like him to learn everyone is assigned various responsibilities each day and back. although this time i'm at the front of the base rather than in the barracks. was god for the control points reason for your visit right.

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